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The Tembo guide to homeownership

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Learn about guarantor and boost mortgages

For buyers who are struggling to raise a large enough house deposit, or whose income simply isn’t enough to get the mortgage they need, asking a family member or friend to act as a guarantor could be the answer. 

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The steps to getting your first mortgage

Getting a mortgage at any time in your life can be daunting, but it’s probably never scarier or more confusing than the first-time. We’ll run through the process step-by-step, so when the time is right, you’re in the know. 

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Getting to grips with affordability

Bring it back to basics and learn all about affordability. From the UK's mortgage affordability rules, to ways to stretch how much you could borrow, we'll take you through everything you need to know about affordability.

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First time buyers

We’ve put together the ultimate guide for first time buyers - covering everything from the basics of affordability to stamp duty - so when it's time to get your first set of house keys, you’re ready to go.

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Tembo's Guide To Shared Ownership

Buying a Property As a Single Person

Rethinking The Bank of Mum and Dad

Using An Equity Loan To Buy Your Home

Can a Student Get a Mortgage?

Tembo's Guide To Mortgage Affordability

Should I Rent Or Buy?

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Mortgage basics

LTV, APR, DTI... it's enough to make your head spin. Let us break it down for you.

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Starting your search

Wanting to buy a new place but don't know where to begin? Check out our guides to starting your buying journey.

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Boost your buying budget

Here at Tembo, we specialise in boosting buyer's budgets with a range of innovative products, so they can get into the home they love. Read our guides to mortgages and schemes that could get you on the ladder, sooner.

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Whether you're looking to buy your first place, boost your budget or remortgage, we've got you covered. Make a plan and see how much you could afford.

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